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How do you run for election under stage 4 lockdown?

September 7, 2020 - 08:30 -- Admin

Victorians will soon be voting in local council elections amidst an extended lockdown. While the number of new Covid-19 cases has been dropping, Melburnians will still face a stage 4 lockdown for six more weeks.

Victorian council elections are conducted entirely by post, which will make it easier for people to cast their votes, but the lockdown will make it much harder for candidates to campaign, and give an advantage to those candidates with more money.

NT 2020 – late counting update

September 2, 2020 - 09:00 -- Admin

Over a week after the Northern Territory election, there are still four seats where the count is extremely close. I thought I might run through these races quickly.

These four seats are Araluen, Barkly, Blain and Namatjira.

Labor has won thirteen seats (including Arnhem and Fong Lim), the CLP has won six (including Braitling, Brennan, Daly and Katherine), and two have been won by independents.

Eden-Monaro preference flows released

August 28, 2020 - 11:28 -- Admin

The Australian Electoral Commission released the final data from the Eden-Monaro by-election earlier this week. This data breaks down the two-party-preferred preference flows between Labor and Liberal based on the primary vote of the voter. This data allows us to look at how voters for various minor parties and independents marked their preferences.

NT 2020 – election day decline by the numbers

August 26, 2020 - 15:31 -- Admin

We expected election day to be a smaller factor in the Northern Territory election, and now we have the data to back it up.

Most, if not all, votes from election day have now been counted, along with most pre-poll votes. We are still waiting for straggling postal votes to be reported, but most seats have counted most of the postal votes which had arrived by last Friday (although weirdly no postal votes have been counted for Mulka).

NT 2020 – election day

August 22, 2020 - 08:30 -- Admin

8:00am – Polls have just opened for election day in the Northern Territory.

There has been a tremendous number of votes cast before election day. As of Friday evening, over 75,000 votes have been cast – that includes pre-poll votes, mobile polling in small communities, and postal votes received so far. There will be more postal votes to report.